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BRICS fights against Terrorism
Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (BRICS) have decided to fight against terrorism. In its declaration. BRICS has condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and stressed that there can be no justification whatsoever for any act of terrorism. The 9th BRICS summit was held in Xiamen, from 3rd to 5th September. The theme of this summit was "BRICS : Stronger Partnership for a Brighter Future". BRICS leaders have signed four documents during the summit on Action Agenda on Economic and Trade Cooperation and MOU with Development Bank on Strategic Coopetaion.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reshuffled Cabinet. Four ministers were elevated to the rank of Cabinet. Nine new Ministers were inducted into the Cabinet.
Ministers who were promoted are....
1. Nirmala Sitharaman - Defence Minister.
2. Piyush Goyal - Railway Minister.
3. Dharmendra Pradhan - additional charge of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (Petroleum and Natural Gas).
4. Mukhthar Abbas Naqvi - Minority Affairs
Changes in Cabinet
1. Suresh Prabhu is now Commerce and Industry Minister.
2. Nitin Gadkari has been given additional charge of Water Resources.
New Faces in Cabinet
1. Former diplomat Hardeep Singh Puri will be the new Housing and Urban Affairs Minister.
2. Ex Home Secretary R.K. Singh has been given the charge of Power and New and Renewable Ministry.
3. Former IAS officer Alphons Kannanthanam - Tourism Minister and Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology.
4. Former Mumbai Police chief Satyapal Singh - Minister of State for Human Resource Development and the Minister of State for Water Resources.
5. Lok Sabha MP from Rajasthan Gajendra Singh Shekhawat - Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
6. Raya Sabha MP from Uttar Pradesh Shiv Pratap Shukla - Minister of State for Finance.
7. Lok Sabha MP from Madhya Pradesh Virendra Kumar is made Minister of State for Women and Child Development and Minister of State in Minority Affairs.
8. Lok Sabha MP from Karnataka Anant Kumar Hegde is new Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
9. LokSabha MP from Bihar Ashwini Kumar Choubey has been made Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare.
President lays foundation for SAUNI Yojana in Gujarat
Indian President Ramnath Kovind on 4th September laid foundation stone for Link-4 of Saurashtra Narmada Irraigation Scheme SAUNI Yojana at Jasdan in Rajkot district of Gujarat. The Scheme aimed to fill up about 115 dams by the overflowing waters of Sardar Sarovat Dam on Narmada River. The entire project will benefit more than 2 lakh acres of farm land and more than 900 villages of 7 districs of Saurashtra.
Ahmedabad gets India's first World Heritage City certificate
Ahmedabad on 1st September was formally accorded the status of India's first World Heritage City with UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova handing over the certificate in this regard to Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani. The houour makes the walled city of Ahmedabad the first city in India, and the third in Asia, to be on the list. India now has a total of 36 World Heritage Inscriptions - 28 cultural, 7 natural and I mixed site.
- 1. Which Insurance gets IRDA Nod for IPO ?
A.) Tata AIG Life Insurance
- 2. Which scheme did the Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani flags off two week long recently ?
A.) Discover India Scheme
B.) Ma Narmada Mahotsav Yatra
C.) National Social Assistance
- 3. With Which country India decided to step up Defence Cooperation?
- 4. Which country proposes new sanctions against North Korea?
- 5. Which company signed agreement with Rosoboronexport, ELCOM recently ?
C.) Larsen and Turbo (L&T)
- 6. Who is the author of 'How India Sees the World' which was launched recently?
- 7. Who took charge as India’s new defence minister recently?
C.) Smt Nirmala Sitharaman
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